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The Blue Owl - Home of the Levee High Apple Pie

~ Welcome Autumn! ~

It’s that time of year when all things turn pumpkin spice - lattes, teas, cookies, ice cream, cereals, bagels, English muffins and more. If the spice can be added, it is! And who am I to disagree, nothing feels more like home than the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg,...

Shop ’til Tea

“It's Fall Y'all!” Well, almost. September brings the beginning of cooler weather, changing colors and the many wonderful celebrations that autumn brings. In Kimmswick, we celebrate the beginning of the season with a lovely event: Shop ‘til Tea – It’s Fall Y’all! When...

~Reason to Celebrate~

“A party without a cake is just a meeting,” is a quote attributed to Julia Child. At The Blue Owl, we can’t help but agree. We often tell you about our amazing wedding cakes and adorable baby shower creations, but today I want to share something you may not know - we...

~ Keep Your Eyes on the Pies ~

August is a time of long, hot, lazy days…except when it’s time for the 5Kimmswick. This summer, the annual race will take place on Saturday, August 20, beginning at 8am. Our goal for the 6th annual 5Kimmswick is to raise $30,000 to aid in the fight against ALS. This...

~ Pokemon Go to Kimmswick ~

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery and The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe are known for fun, food and friends. We serve hearty and homemade food at our restaurant and also enjoy creating amazing cakes and treats for weddings, showers, parties, and other events. During the...

~ No Cooking Allowed ~

Oh my! It is hot and humid here in Kimmswick and in the greater St. Louis area. It’s that time of year that people often say it’s too hot to cook, maybe even too hot to eat. When you get to that point (and if you haven’t, you will), you should know that at The Blue...

~ Beat the Heat ~

Summer in the St. Louis area is fun, busy, and truly HOT! We’re just over a week into the actual summer season, and have already seen several days with the heat index over 100 degrees. Today I’d like to share a few ideas that will help you enjoy delightful treats as...

~ Happy Father’s Day ~!

Father’s Day is this Sunday. This year, as many of you know, the holiday is bittersweet for my family and for me. We said goodbye to my wonderful daddy on May 22. He was truly the most wonderful father, and I am beyond blessed to have celebrated him on many Father’s...

~ Welcoming Summer! ~

Though summer has not officially arrived, we have had a few days that remind us that it is soon on the way. Area children are beginning summer break soon, graduates are celebrating, and we’re busily preparing for the Annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. Summer’s...

A Mother’s Dreams

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I stop to consider how truly blessed I am. I grew up with the most wonderful mother and grandmother, who served as role models and provided so much love and laughter! Now, I am blessed with amazing children and grandchildren. It...

April Showers: Welcoming Baby

Few things in life are more wonderful than welcoming a new baby into the world! Don’t you just love the precious snuggles, the soft sounds, and the excitement of what the future holds? In my last blog, I shared ideas for Bridal Showers. At The Blue Owl, we also love...

April Showers: Fun for the Bride-to-Be!

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers which then bring June weddings! Whichever month a wedding will occur, much of the fun begins with the Bridal Shower. We at The Blue Owl simply adore our brides and we want to see them showered with love, gifts...

~ Happy Easter! ~

Happy Spring, friends! Despite the fact that many in our area awoke to snow on the first day of spring, it is indeed here. The trees are budding, the grass is growing green, and flowers are dotting the landscape. With spring, comes the Easter holiday, and we are so...

~ Magnificent March ~

Happy March, friends! It is going to be a wonderful and busy month here in Kimmswick! We are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, both of which are coming very soon. We hope that you’ll join us for our St. Pat’s Day celebration, which begins this Saturday,...

~ Recently Engaged? ~

February is passing us by with a flurry of activity and unpredictable weather (though unpredictable weather is the one thing you can predict in Missouri). I do hope that you enjoyed the recent Valentine’s Day holiday. We did, of course, as we watched many perfect...

~ A Valentine Fantasy ~

What will you do for the one you love this Valentine’s Day? I absolutely know that the way to your love’s heart is via their tummy. Fill it up with something wonderful! My suggestion is this fabulous Chocolate Praline Fantasy Cake from my Seasoned With Love Cookbook....

~ For the Love of Chocolate! ~

Peanuts character Lucy Van Pelt once said, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!” As February approaches, our thoughts turn to both - love and chocolate? Let’s explore a few delicious tidbits about our favorite treat: Chocolate...